Germany shows a strong presence at the European Career Fair 2014
- 01 Feb 20142014-02-01T12:00:00 - 03 Feb 2014 2014-02-03T11:59:59
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- Boston, USA
A delegation of 43 German universities, research institutions and funding agencies participated in the 18th annual European Career Fair (ECF) on 1 February 2014 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The ECF is the largest event of its kind in North America and connects employers and universities from Europe with the most talented candidates who live in the US.
On 2 February the German exhibitors also hold an informative and dynamic workshop about the research landscape, career paths and funding opportunities in Germany featuring two interactive sessions for (under)graduate and postdoctoral students.
More than 3,000 graduate students and postdocs registered for this year’s European Career Fair and submitted their resumes in advance, and 83 European companies, academic institutions and non-profit organisations presented their opportunities at the fair and during the interview days that followed. For the eighth year running, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organised a joint German presence at the European Career Fair as part of the “Research in Germany” initiative, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The German cluster, who accounted for almost half of all the exhibitors at the fair, made an especially strong impression: At 37 booths, 70 representatives from 43 German universities, graduate schools research institutes and funding organisations (see full list of German exhibitors below) offered detailed information about PhD programmes, post-doctoral positions, research groups, junior professorships and funding opportunities available in Germany. The German exhibitors - most of whom have attended before - were impressed by the highly qualified and well-informed candidates, who seemed to be more specific about their interests compared to previous years.
The German cluster also hosted two comprehensive “Research in Germany” information sessions on Sunday, 2 February. More than 150 young scientists and researchers seized the opportunity to obtain detailed information on research careers in Germany the day after the main exhibit. Experts from all areas of the German research landscape advised the international participants on how to pursue graduate studies in Germany and how to find postdoc, young investigator or faculty positions (presentations can be downloaded below). Participants were welcomed by the German Consul General of Boston and the New England States, Rolf E. Schütte, who invited the international researchers and scholars to explore Germany’s excellent research and funding system, as well as its vibrant innovative and creative cultural scene.
List of German exhibitors:
- Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
- Baden-Württemberg International
- Bielefeld University
- BIOSS Centre for Biological Studies
- Chemnitz University of Technology
- Cologne University of Applied Sciences
- Consulate General Boston
- Forschungszentrum Jülich
- Fraunhofer MOEZ
- European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations
- Freie Universität Berlin
- Friedrich Schiller University Jena
- German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
- German Academic International Network (GAIN)
- German Cancer Research Center
- German Center for Research and Innovation
- German Research Foundation (DFG)
- Goethe University Frankfurt
- Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz
- HafenCity University Hamburg
- Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
- Helmholtz Association
- International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine Ulm
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- L3S Research Center
- Leibniz Association
- LMU Munich
- Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
- RUB Research School
- RWTH Aachen University
- Technische Universität München (TUM)
- TU9 German Institutes of Technology
- Universität Heidelberg
- Universität zu Köln
- Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS7)
- University of Bayreuth
- University of Bonn
- University of Münster
- University of Passau
- University of Stuttgart
The German delegation at the European Career Fair has been organised by the German Academic Exchange Service as part of the collaborative project “International Research Marketing”. Under the brand “Research in Germany” the German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft initiate various international events and communication measures funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration between Germany and international partners.